The FY 2014 Community Investment Plan appropriated $25 million for Bojangles Coliseum/Ovens Auditorium area redevelopment as part of the Eastside investments. Following the purchase and demolition of the adjacent Econolodge Motel and construction of 618 additional parking spaces at the site, $18.5 million in original project funding remains.
The Good Sports partner was unable to perform at this location and the city evaluated other options/opportunities for this site.
A hospitality connector facility has been approved as the optimum solution for this campus – adding approximately 35,000 SF in new construction between Oven Auditorium and the Bojangles Coliseum. Anticipated project completion is Fall 2019.